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10/23/2017

Andrew C. McCarthy On The Clinton (And Obama!) Uranium Scandal

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 12:01 am

Over the weekend, Andrew C. McCarthy published an important piece on the Clinton uranium scandal. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s worth your time. Here are the key paragraphs:

Here’s the kicker: The Uranium One scandal is not only, or even principally, a Clinton scandal. It is an Obama-administration scandal.

The Clintons were just doing what the Clintons do: cashing in on their “public service.” The Obama administration, with Secretary Clinton at the forefront but hardly alone, was knowingly compromising American national-security interests. The administration green-lighted the transfer of control over one-fifth of American uranium-mining capacity to Russia, a hostile regime — and specifically to Russia’s state-controlled nuclear-energy conglomerate, Rosatom. Worse, at the time the administration approved the transfer, it knew that Rosatom’s American subsidiary was engaged in a lucrative racketeering enterprise that had already committed felony extortion, fraud, and money-laundering offenses.

McCarthy’s time as a federal prosecutor provides key context for the late and lenient slap on the wrist the key player received — something at odds with normal DoJ policy, but which (if revealed in a timely and normal fashion) would have imperiled Obama’s desired pie-in-the-sky “reset” with Russia. Meanwhile, Congress was kept in the dark, and the original whistleblower was threatened with prosecution if he opened his damn mouth. And always, in the background, is the spectre of the dirty Clintons, raking in the cash in their normal disgusting corrupt fashion.

Lock her up She’s suffered enough, folks. Can’t we all stop talking about this, because of the magnanimity and the thing?

Read it all.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]

2 Comments »

  1. It looks like all you Trump-defenders are wrong. You kept saying there was no Russian meddling in the election, and you kept saying there was no Russian collusion, but here it is: collusion and corruption between the president and Russia!

    Democrats, take a bow, you were right all along; there really was Russian collusion and meddling and corruption, and the president himself is implicated, just like you said.

    All that’s really changed here is one minor little detail; the name of the president in question is spelled O-b-a-m-a.

    As for me, I really do need to stock up on popcorn. :)

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 10/23/2017 @ 1:00 pm

  2. Nines is opening an inquiry into uranium deal.

    Comment by narciso — 10/24/2017 @ 8:57 am

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